Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Saw the doctor. He ordered an allergy blood panel. I have no idea how many foods are covered on that but I'll find out more later. It will save some time, at least, and some worry. Hopefully, anyway.
X ray results were mixed. Arthritis is actually BETTER, thanks to good ol' Osteo Bi Flex. It does work. The osteopath was talking about wanting to do a right knee replacement 20 years ago. The cartilage is only moderately damaged, now. In pretty good shape after all.
That was the good news.
The bad news is that I do have Osteopenia from the Prilosec. So I do need to not push it. This is why the stress fractures are so frequent and why they are not healing. A bone scan is ordered but not yet approved by my HMO, so I have to wait for that. Once he has those results then he said he will start me on some injections for calcium and some other things.
So, yes... Keep up the low impact rebounder. Don't push walking on concrete so much. I did shop just in one little store and yes the stress fractures are really painful. It's like back to square one.
As for goal #1 - I can work up to ten minutes a day, but I should pay attention to the pain and only go on the rebounder for a minute or two at a time, several times a day. I think I can do that.
Maybe do a bit of the resistance bands, too.
2 - I'm going to keep on a fairly limited diet until I get the results back. And take benedryl when I need it. And start tracking, too. And resume calcium. D3 and magnesium supplements. Maybe do some more research on that too...
3 - As for how I am doing... that is up and down. It's not a good diagnosis at my age, which upset me. I really hoped it would not be that bad.... But on the other hand he has some solutions to offer. It's going to take a LONG time getting into any kind of shape so that I can walk around the block, but there is hope I'll get there, and I can do a lot of it on my own.
So as for that I'm ticking off the blessings. I have a new doc that did not pooh pooh my allergies, like the others did. Or my pain. I appreciate that.
I'm not stuck in bed all the time. I can sit up a lot more than I could at this time last year, for sure!
I'm tired. My sleep is still a bit mucked up. I'll keep working on that.